A Romp through the Universe!

Saturday 23rd February 2019 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

Cropton Cabins Holiday Park

Cropton, Wrelton, YO18 8ES


Join Astronomer Richard Darn for a fabulous voyage through the Universe along with stargazing experts who will bring along powerful telescopes and space rocks four billion years old!

Cropton Forest is one of the darkest spots in the North York Moors so prepare to be wowed by the sight of thousands of stars, sparkling clusters and distant galaxies.

There'll also be a colourful beginner's talk indoors and chance to get the measure of the solar system using a toilet roll!

Suitable for adults and children over six years old. Goes ahead whatever the weather.

This event is taking place as part of the National Parks Dark Skies Festival 2019.

- Event includes an astronomy related presentation or talk.

- Event will involve stargazing and observing the skies through telescopes weather permitting


This event is being organised by North York Moors National Park who should be contacted if you have any queries. We highly recommend you confirm this event is indeed going ahead before travelling. If you do attend it would be fantastic if you could let the organiser know you found them via Go Stargazing!


Please contact North York Moors National Park directly for more details regarding this event or, if appropriate, contact the event venue.

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Location light pollution

This location is estimated to have light pollution levels similar to a rural setting based on satellite data from CPRE.

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The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.

Location darkness on Saturday 23rd February 2019

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